8th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
8th International Youth Gathering was held between the dates 7-12 July 2012 in Istanbul. 8th IYG gathered many young representatives from Turkey and around the world. After opening ceremony in Ali Emiri Cultural Center, the program continued in Üsküdar Youth Center.
Within the forum leading intellectuals, journalists, thinker, academicians and press members from Turkey as Fahri Sarrafoğlu, İbrahim Eren, Yusuf Kaplan, Mustafa Özcan, Turan Kışlakçı also presented papers. Within this context subjects as Mass and Printed Media, Social Media and Internet Security, the Media and Youth Factor in Arab Spring, New Media Order Influence on
Society and Youth, Islamic Perspective of Youth and Media Contradiction as Potential Power were discussed. Participants were between 18-30 years old who works for various NGOs in the countries like Turkey, Middle East, Africa, Southeast, Central Asia, Russia and Europe. “Media and Youth” headed forum was held and participants presented papers under various subtitles.
100 young from the countries like Morocco, Senegal, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, England, Kazakhstan, Sudan, Bahrain, Macedonia, Russia, Palestine, Al-Quds, Albania, Yemen, Syria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Iran who are student in bachelor, master and PhD degrees studying in international relations, communication and media, economy, business, law, engineering, computer-technology, philology etc. departments participated to the gathering.